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    • The Diary of a Nobody

    • By: George Grossmith, Weedon Grossmith
    • Narrated by: Keith Wickham
    • Length: 3 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    George and Weedon Grossmith's The Diary of a Nobody paints a detailed picture of life in 1892. Pooter's diary notes his daily business, parties, embarrassments, and his agitated relationship with son Lupin - a strikingly familiar world, brought to life by Keith Wickham, which provides continual amusement.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • If you loved Three Men in a Boat...

    • By TiffanyD on 05-14-18

    Regular price: $5.15

    • The Diary of a Nobody

    • By: George Grossmith, Weedon Grossmith
    • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    The Diary of Nobody (1892) created a cultural icon, an English archetype. Anxious, accident-prone, occasionally waspish, Charles Pooter has come to epitomize English suburban life. His diary chronicles encounters with difficult tradesmen, the delights of home improvements, small parties, minor embarrassments, and problems with his troublesome son. The suburban world he inhabits is hilariously and painfully familiar in its small-mindedness and its essential decency.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hilarious and Suprebly Read

    • By Virginia Waldron on 10-15-08

    Regular price: $20.29

    • The Diary of a Nobody

    • By: George Grossmith, Weedon Grossmith
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    George and Weedon Grossmith were born in London into a theatrical family, and it was natural that they should both take up careers on the stage. Weedon initially studied art but later joined his brother, George, in the theatre.

    Regular price: $11.20

    • The Diary of a Nobody

    • By: George Grossmith
    • Narrated by: Geoffrey Palmer
    • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Written as the diary of someone who would not normally merit a memoir but considers that he should have one written about him anyway, The Diary of a Nobody chronicles in agonizing but very funny detail everyday life in the lower middle class suburbs of Victorian England and the attempts of a social climber to better himself. It was published in 1892. First published in the satirical magazine Punch as a serial between 1888 and 1889, with illustrations by the author’s brother, Weedon.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • The Diary of a Nobody

    • By: George Grossmith, Weedon Grossmith
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Says Charles Pooter, "I fail to see - because I do not happen to be a 'somebody' - why my diary should not be interesting." Surprisingly, Mr. Pooter's life is fascinating! The fascination is two-fold: firstly, his astounding arrogance that we should care about his domestic trivia and narcissistic scribblings. Secondly, we can all sympathize with (and wince at!) this ridiculous slave to convention.

    Regular price: $17.47